Laphroaig Select

  • Age: No age statement 
  • ABV 40 % 
  • Bottle size: 70 cl
  • Price: £34
  • Nose 22 /25 - well peat that goes without saying but in a fairly gentle way, burnt toast a hint of marmalade, sea salt,  charcoal and salted beef.
  • Taste 21 /25 - cigar ash, grapefruit mint, green apple and damp hay.
  • Finish 22 /25 - of medium length, the peat rumbles away.
  • Balance 22 /25 - overall it’s nicely balanced.  it’s clearly aimed and Laphroaig newbies as it’s far more accessible than the mega TCP releases.  It won’t necessarily suit the Laphroaig Loons but I rather enjoyed it.
  • Total 87 /100

Select takes it name from the wide variety of casks selected a mix of European cask Oloroso sherry butts, straight American white oak (non-filled with bourbon), PX seasoned hogsheads, Quarter Casks and finally first fill Bourbon Casks